Nenpimania hacks Prius to top 100 mpg
Toya is just one of approximately 100 mileage maniacs in Japan who try to outdo each other and post the highest mileage from their Priuses. According to this Bloomberg article, he has streamlined his already slippery car by fitting special tires, taping plastic and cardboard over the engine, and blocking his grille with foam rubber. He also drives without shoes. Not sure why, but it was an interesting detail that made us tend to side with Toya's wife, who reportedly thinks he has joined a cult. Seriously though, Toya's mods and the computer hacks he's done add up to as much as 79 mpg. And that doesn't even make him top dog. An Akita prefecture resident nicknamed ``Teddy-Girl'' has recorded almost 116 mpg. That's enough to drive from Dallas to Los Angeles without a gas stop to refill the 12-gallon tank on the Prius.
Thanks for the tip, Michael!
[Source: Bloomberg, AutoblogGreen]
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